Name Shawn Achor
Spouse Michelle Gielan (m. 2013)
|Born 1977/1978 (age 37–38)Waco, Texas, U.S.|
Occupation Business consultant, psychological researcher, author, and presenter
Organization GoodThinkInc., Institute of Applied Positive Research
Known for Positive Psychology, finding success through happiness
Notable work The Happiness Advantage, The Orange Frog, Before Happiness
Education Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, Master of Arts, Harvard Divinity School
Books The Happiness Advantag, Before Happiness: The 5 Hid, Ripple's Effect
Similar People Michelle Gielan, Tal Ben‑Shahar, Simon Sinek, Amy Cuddy, Martin Seligman
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Shawn Achor (born March 9, 1978) is an American happiness researcher, author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. He authored The Happiness Advantage and founded GoodThink,Inc.
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Achor received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Arts in Christian and Buddhist Ethics from Harvard Divinity School.
After college and divinity school, Achor worked as a Freshman Proctor and teaching assistant at Harvard University. He was one of the teaching assistants for Tal Ben-Shahar's popular "Happiness" course.
In 2007, Achor founded GoodThinkInc.(GoodThink), and then later co-founded The Institute for Applied Positive Research with his wife Michelle Gielan. The company offers consultancy services, seminars, and presentations on positive psychology intended to improve work performance. The team consists of researchers, speakers, and trainers, who deliver information to organizations.
Achor presented at TEDxBloomington, and promoted his products on a KBTC infomercial.
His most recent book is Before Happiness, published by Crown in September 2013. This book features research that Achor conducted with Ali Crum and Prof. Peter Salovey at Yale University at the large Swiss bank UBS, which was published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology providing evidence that changing one's mindset about stress changes the physical effects of stress.
Achor launched a two-part online learning class with the Oprah Winfrey network in 2015 after being interviewed for two sessions of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday television series in 2014.
A children's book Ripple's Effect was authored with Amy Blankson to bring positive psychology concepts to children (specifically mirror neurons and the ripple effect).